Together these plans outline how we manage the gardens.

Christchurch Botanic Gardens Spatial Plan 2017

The Spatial Plan [PDF, 14 MB] is an illustration of the Master Plan that was developed with extensive public consultation in 2007 (outlined below). The purpose of the plan is to illustrate how individual components of the master plan could be developed in a cohesive manner.  

Find out more

Weekend and weekday guided tours of the Gardens will be taken by the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Curator, Dr John Clemens to answer questions about the spatial plan.

The hour long tours start at 1pm from the old information centre in the Gardens, just over the Armagh Street Bridge.

Tour dates are 29 and 30 April, and 5, 11, 13 and 14 May 2017.

Displays and copies of the plan are available to view at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre in the following libraries.

3 May 2017 to 16 May 2017 - South Library, Linwood Library, Upper Riccarton Library, Central Library Peterborough Street

16 May to 28 May 2017 - Te Hapua Halswell Centre, New Brighton Library, Fendalton Library, Central Library Peterborough Street

There are opportunities to provide written feedback to us via Council's Have Your Say (external link) page.


Hagley Park and Botanic Gardens Master Plan 2007

As Hagley Park and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens are interrelated, the Master Plan provides a vision and long-term direction both these places. The plan includes the goals and objectives we want to achieve and proposes a number of projects. An indicative programme and budget for these projects is given for a ten year span from 2007 to 2017.


Botanic Gardens Management Plan 2007

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens has had a long history of amenity and horticultural development and change, reflecting the interests and values of the various curators and the Christchurch gardening public. The Management Plan reinforces these values in a comprehensive and organised way, in addition to promoting the strengthening of the scientific functions of the Gardens and reflecting modern botanic garden plant collection and display trends.


Hagley Park Management Plan 2007

The present day Hagley Park is part of the original area set aside as public reserve at the establishment of this city in the mid-nineteenth century. Although some of the original area has since been reallocated to other uses, including for a school, botanic gardens and public hospital, much of it remains today. The first Hagley Park Management Plan [PDF, 8.4 MB] was prepared and approved in 1983. It was then reviewed, updated and adopted in 1991. The current version was adopted as the operative plan in 2007.